Skip to comments.Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign
Posted on 08/15/2009 3:37:09 PM PDT by kcvl
Political Insider Health care activism forces Dick Armey to resign 4:44 pm August 14, 2009, by Jim Galloway
Former U.S. House majority leader Dick Armey is the keynote speaker at Saturdays anti-health care reform rally in Atlantas Centennial Park.
But as of today, hes also underemployed. This from Politico.com:
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) is resigning from DLA Piper law firm amid a wave of negative attention his grassroots organization, Freedom Works, has drawn for helping to organize protesters at health care town hall meetings with members of Congress.
In an interview Armey said that he was concerned about the media scrutiny the health care protests were drawing to the firm he has been associated with since retiring from Congress.
The firm is busy with its business, and shouldnt be asked to take time out from their work, to defend themselves of spurious allegations, Armey said. No client of this firm is going to be free to mind its own business without harassment as long as Im associated with it.
In a statement, DLA Piper Chairman Frank Burch said the parting was mutual.
You mean the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation is still being published?
When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?
ROFLMAO!!! Never heard it called that before!!
why does he have to resign?? i’m so tired of pussy republicans with no balls. they are worse that liberals.
His activism was getting in the way of the law firm conducting business. I absolutely understand why he did it. The press must have been hounding them.
“When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?”
This is STUPID.
THIS is how they silence EFFECTIVE people.
Dick needs to tell them where they can get off and become BOLDER and in their face.
Wake up Dick!
So, on your OWN time, you cannot express your opinion of head or be part of an organization that is not favorable to Obama? How come UNIONS, don't have that problem. They ALL SUPPORT OBAMA and when I state this, no one in a UNION feels compelled to resign or step aside so the UNION members don't feel “harassed” or “associated” with Obama?
Again, GOPers have a different standard.
“When was the last time any ACORN leader resigned?”
Or how about the America Bar Association?
When was the last time a Democrat acted ethically, or with a sense of propriety?
I have great respect for Dick Armey. He is an honorable man.
Did you ever think that he wishes to resign rather than harm his firm. You know what the Left is capable of when it comes to frivolous lawsuits.
Sorry, I do not see this like you do.
It’s time for Dick Army, Santorum, Watts and a few others that have had a respite to get back in the game.
Army shouldn’t let these people silence him and now he can become more vocal. Let’s hope that’s his intentions.
Perhaps some of the partners of the law firm are Obama supporters, and gave him an ultimatum?
Dick Armey steps aside to avoid his firm being “Palinized”
so back down with his tail between his legs like most republicans. i’m sick to death of it. it’s time fight. if not now, then when??
Yeah, Armey should selfishly hang in there are let everybody else at his law firm worry about themselves. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Class act by Armey
Geez...some of you people are stupid.
nah, he should fold like all republicans and run to the hills squalling like sissy. makes me sick.
yep, class act. these republicans are the ones who “class acted” conservatives into this mess we are in now. no say over nothing. nothing to do but raise cain in townhall meetings.
i’m tired of the benefit of the doubt. those words mean that conservatives lose every time. how about the benefit of the damn truth for a change. wouldn’t that be novel??
Why ruin the law firm? What’s the point in doing that? Instead, he now has more time for Freedom Works.
who says he won’t be more effective at leadership on this issue by quitting his job?
Seems to be working OK for Sarah. She gets as much coverage for sitting home posting on Facebook as Bambi does flying Air Force One across Americna and speaking at staged rallies.
That’s Rush’s name for it.
With 3,700 lawyers located in 29 countries and 67 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
if there is anything we should have learned from eight years of “bush is evil” crap is that the squeaky wheel gets the most grease. the example of bush letting libs define him is the one we should learn from. instead, we allow it to happen again and again. i say ENOUGH!!! don’t retreat, hit’em until their eyes water.
I’m sick to death of folks sitting behind a keyboard who complain about what others do or don’t do for the ‘cause.’ Armey gave up his position with this law firm so he could be an activist in a cause he believes in.
What have you personally sacrificed for the cause?
“DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.”
unless they are conservative, then push them off the edge by all means.
why sacrifice anything?? this country is now about “what’s in it for me”. the repubs were just as big a duck in the pond with their lack of leadership kow-towing to the left everytime they stub their damn toe. when out elected leaders grow some balls maybe it will inspire folks like myself to personally sacrifice something. it’s stupid to sacrifice when the altar is made of cardboard by cowards.
Oh please! Armey was no longer an asset. The honorable thing to do was leave. And he did.
Your hysteria is silly. Is Palin a coward because she quit when she was no longer effective? Give it rest.
Rachael Maddow accused Armey's Freedom Works of organizing some of protests at some of the Town Hall meetings on behalf of those insurance companies.
Maddow and Armey are scheduled together on one of the news shows tomorrow morning.
why, because some lib commentator declared it so and made an inane blathering point about it??? better run to the hills because olberfart made a smelly noise.
See post 34. Better Armey leave than be accused of improprieties.
always. anytime olberfart accuses then we’d better run huh??
liberals lie about their political and monetary connections and it’s just fine. conservatives take it in the kiester over and over again. it’s disgusting. period.
The info in post 34 could hurt Armey’s efforts. I now think that he needed to leave in order to fight....the same reason Palin resigned. Sarah is much more effective now than before. I hope that proves true for Armey as well.
Conservatives are honest. That’s one reason they are conservatives.
A conflict of interest could damage Armey's efforts.
what’s the lie?? did armey ever lie about his connections to insurance?? liberals are connected to their interest group again and again and no one calls them on it.
does the conflict ever damage liberals. no, because they stand up to it.
I don’t think Dick Armey needs any advice from you!
why is it all of the sudden that having a personal interest in a political postion a conflict of interest?? why does it only apply to conservatives?? why does it seem that lately conservative have to sacrifice things they’ve worked so hard at and become “outsiders” to be effective?? i don’t recall a liberal doing that.
So you want him to be dishonest.
From now on, I will ignore you.
i wasn’t offering any. i’m simply fed up with the namby-pamby mincing of words and the fear.
i still don’t know how what he would be doing is dishonest if he doesn’t hide it?? maybe i’m wrong but i don’t think so.
Boortz has been calling it that for years, then others picked up on it. It makes me smile every time.